Board of Directors
Dr. Daniel C. Stanzione, Ph. D. has served as a director since 2004 and non-executive chairman of the board of directors since June 2009. Dr. Stanzione is President Emeritus of Bell Laboratories as well as an independent consultant. Dr. Stanzione retired from Lucent Technologies in 2000 where he served as Chief Operating Officer and as President of Bell Laboratories. At Lucent’s formation in 1995, Dr. Stanzione was President of Network Systems, Lucent’s business unit which sold to telecommunications service providers around the world.
Dr. Stanzione , an independent consultant, is currently a director of Quest Diagnostics, Inc. and Telecordia Technologies, Inc., a global provider of telecommunications network software and services for IP, wireline, wireless and cable. Dr. Stanzione holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, an M.S. in Environmental Systems Engineering, and a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, all from Clemson University.
Charles B. Coe has served as a director since 2003. As a 28-year veteran of the telecommunications industry, including 15 years with BellSouth Corporation, he provides extensive insight into the operation of profitable companies. During his career, he served as President of BellSouth Network Services; President of BellSouth Telecommunications; President of BellSouth International; and Group President of Customer Operations for BellSouth Telecommunications.
Previously, Mr. Coe served in various management positions with AT&T Communications and American Telesystems Corporation. Mr. Coe is a director of Dycom Industries, Inc. Mr. Coe holds a M.B.A. from Georgia State University and a B.S. from The Citadel.
Patricia L. Higgins has served as a director since 2004, bringing more than 28 years of technology execution and governance to Internap. Ms. Higgins currently serves on the boards of The Travelers Companies, Inc.; Barnes & Noble, Inc. and Dycom Industries, Inc.; and formerly held board positions with Delta Airlines and Visteon Corporation.
Ms. Higgins was President, Chief Executive Officer and a board member of Switch & Data Facilities Company, Inc., a provider of neutral interconnection and colocation services. Prior to Switch & Data, she was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Research Board, an information technology consulting and research services company. Ms. Higgins has also served as Chief Information Officer of Alcoa Inc. and has held senior management positions at UNISYS Corporation, Verizon (NYNEX) and AT&T Inc.
Ms. Higgins holds a B.S. from Montclair State University and attended Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program.
Gary M. Pfeiffer has served as a director since 2007. Mr. Pfeiffer previously served as Secretary of Finance for the State of Delaware. Mr. Pfeiffer retired in December 2006 after 32 years with E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DuPont). During his career with DuPont, Mr. Pfeiffer held a variety of financial and business leadership positions in the United States, Brazil and Japan. For the nine years prior to retirement, Mr. Pfeiffer served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of DuPont.
Mr. Pfeiffer also serves on the board of Quest Diagnostics, Inc. and Solazyme, Inc.
Mr. Pfeiffer holds a B.A. and an M.B.A. from the College of William and Mary in Virginia.
Michael Ruffolo is President and Chief Executive Officer of Internap Corporation (NASDAQ: INAP). Mr. Ruffolo has more than 25 years of leadership experience in high technology, with a strong track record of driving profitable revenue growth, customer acquisition and retention and technology innovation. His extensive experience spans leadership positions in global sales and marketing, operations, information technology management and professional services. He also serves as a member on Internap’s Board of Directors.
Prior to assuming his current role, Mr. Ruffolo served on Internap’s Board of Directors since 2010 and serves as Chairman of Edgeware, a video delivery network provider. From 2010 to 2012, Mr. Ruffolo was President and Chief Executive Officer of Crossbeam Systems, Inc., a network security platform provider. Previously, Mr. Ruffolo was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Liquid Machines, Inc., a provider of enterprise rights management solutions. Prior to that, Mr. Ruffolo held the positions of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Akamai Technologies, Executive Vice President of Global Sales, Services and Marketing at EMC Corporation and Vice President and Chief Information Officer at NCR Corporation.
Mr. Ruffolo holds a Masters in Business Administration from the Harvard Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Dayton. He also has post-graduate education in advanced management from the European Institute of International Business in Fountainebleau, France.
Debora J. Wilson was appointed director effective January 1, 2010. Ms. Wilson served as President and CEO of The Weather Channel (TWC) from 2004 until 2009. During her tenure as CEO, TWC grew to become one of the most well-known and respected media brands and among the most successful at broadening its content and profit sources into a cross-platform, multi-media organization, with significant increases in distribution, revenue and profit as a result.
Before being named CEO, Ms. Wilson also served as Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of TWC and launched weather.com®, consistently ranking among the top 20 web sites and the top five content sites on mobile devices.
Before joining TWC, Ms. Wilson spent 15 years in the telecommunications industry at Bell Atlantic (now Verizon) and held management positions in network operations and new product development. She also currently serves on the boards of Markel Corporation and ARRIS Group, Inc.
Ms. Wilson has a B.S. in Business Administration from George Mason University in Virginia.